Apr 10 2019

LACCA Live 10th Regional São Paulo Meeting 2019

10 April 2019 at 09:00 to 18:00
São Paulo, Brazil

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association will be holding its 10th annual regional meeting in São Paulo on 10 April, 2019. The meeting regularly attracts 100+ senior in-house counsel, both from multinational and domestic companies.

GCs come together to discuss matters of critical importance for their practice, departments and careers. Like all LACCA meetings, the São Paulo event is designed to maximise not only networking, but also the sharing of best practice among members

This year, delegates can also attend the networking drinks for the Latin Lawyer Charity Awards Ceremony held that evening.

Our meetings are popular and often fill up, so members can reserve your place now by contacting us here.

Alessandra Del Debbio, Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Bruno Bioni, Founder, Data Privacy Brasil

Claudio WilbergCEO, LegalManager Consulting and Technology

Daniel Sibille, Compliance Director Latin America, Oracle

Diego Gualda, Machado Meyer

Eduardo Palinkas, Brazil Country Counsel & Head of Legal and Sr. Litigation Manager for Brazil, LatAm and Canada

Fabiana Leschziner, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Embraer

Flavia Mitri, Privacy Legal Director for Latin America, Uber

Gabriel Costa, Managing Counsel, Litigation Latin America & Caribbean, Shell

José Alexandre Buaiz Neto, Pinheiro Neto

Maria Helena Bragaglia, Demarest

Maurizio Levi-MinziDebevoise & Plimpton

Pablo MachadoGeneral Counsel & Head of Institutional Affairs, Suzano Papel e Celulose

Valeria Camacho Martins Schmitke, Latam Regional General Counsel, Zurich Minas Brasil 

Further speakers to be announced

LACCA São Paulo – Programme 2019

9.15: Arrival, registration and coffee

9.45: Welcome to LACCA São Paulo 2019 – Alison O’Connell, Editor, LACCA

10.00: Leading complex transactions

When it comes to leading complex deals, GCs must venture beyond the simply legal aspects to find ways to help their companies push through potential barriers during due diligence, deal negotiation and post-acquisition integration to realise their transactional goals. In this session delegates will look at some of the best practices for corporate counsel working on complex deals. Topics will include engaging with outside advisors to help navigate regulatory hurdles, compliance considerations and corruption risks, how to successfully reach a compromise during negotiations and bridging cultural gaps in cross-border transactions. The session will also cover some of the opportunities and challenges brought about by Brazil’s new administration.

This session will be conducted in English

11:00: Coffee break

11:30: Data governance in Latin America: An evolving landscape

In today’s post-GDPR landscape, it is of little surprise that Latin America's policymakers, industry leaders and legal practitioners are paying significant attention to privacy and data protection matters. Many countries in the region, including Brazil and Argentina, have already implemented their own legislation and the ever-increasing acceleration in the introduction of new technologies, and the potential problems and liability related to breaches has raised these concerns to an even greater level elsewhere in the region.

This session will focus on best-practice data governance policies for GCs that want to help their companies adapt to the new regulations, including Brazil’s LGPD, and stay ahead of evolving challenges and risks.

12.30: Networking lunch

14.00: New compliance frontiers

Recent high-profile scandals affecting Latin America reflect a changing landscape for accountability and dramatic opportunities for better business practices are developing across the region. How will the future of compliance shape the skill sets required for compliance professionals? What can compliance officers do now to prepare for the future? What role can new technologies play in helping companies come up with innovative compliance practices? These and other questions will be discussed as well as practical strategies and solutions for addressing big picture challenges and leading successful change in organisations.

15.00: Coffee break

15.30: Legal technology: it’s time to innovate!

Legal technology has certainly been the buzzword over the past year. In-house lawyers across sectors are focusing on improving speed and efficiency with which they operate and greater use of technology and automation is an important part of this change. This session will focus on ways in which GCs can harness technology and innovation to give their businesses a competitive edge, helping them reach new customers or new markets faster than ever before and at a much lower cost. Topics will include opportunities to develop automated systems and processes to deliver more efficient legal advice without breaking the bank, as well as new AI solutions and benefits and challenges for GCs looking to implement new tools.

16.30: Coffee break

16.45: Managing cross-border litigation

While the increasing globalisation of business brings exciting opportunities for growth, it also brings with it a number of new risks associated with operating in different regulatory environments and cross-border litigation has been intensifying. This session will look at best practices in managing disputes across jurisdictions, topics will include dealing with different legal environments as well as differences in culture and language, benefits of conducting early case assessments, finding the right local counsel and dispute resolution mechanisms. 

18.00: Fim da mesa de discussões; Todos os membros do LACCA estão convidados para uma confraternização de encerramento

Roundtable ends; All LACCA members are invited to the drinks reception for the 12th Annual Latin Lawyer Awards Ceremony

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